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Best of 2014: Junk Science

December 18 2014
by Julie Gunlock

If you're going to read a top ten list, make sure it's this one and arm yourself against the WOO!

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Reid Blocks Local Control of Education Amendment

December 18 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

Measure would have tried to protect states from federal Common Core coercion.

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Millennials: Life is Hard, Let me Count the Ways

December 18 2014
by Patrice J. Lee

According to Census data, one in five young Americans is living in poverty. Jobs are the key issue.

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Is Gweneth Paltrow Defying or (Re)Defining Feminism?

December 18 2014
by Patrice J. Lee

Many women have a love-hate relationship with the actress. But her latest venture has import for Millennials, who like to create their own paths.

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U.S. Department of Education’s De-faulty Towers

December 18 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

New audit blasts ED for shoddy student loan debt, default oversight.

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Just What We Need in Wake of Ferguson: Obamas Share Personal Experiences of Racial Bias with People Magazine

December 17 2014
by Charlotte Hays

Good grief. Couldn’t they do this at another time? You’d almost think they want to stir up racial animosity.

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Government Spending in Perspective

December 17 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

What it means for American families.

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ObamaCare: The “New Oil” in Federal Contracting

December 17 2014
by Patrice J. Lee

Those making the most money from the President’s signature healthcare law aren’t healthcare insurers but government contractors.

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Federal Judge: Obama Immigration Order Unconstitutional

December 17 2014
by Charlotte Hays

Meanwhile, in other post-Constitution news, USA Today has a report on how the president uses presidential memoranda in place of executive orders. The newspaper calls these “executive orders by another name.”

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New Report Links Student Achievement with Teacher Skills

December 17 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

Higher cognitive skills in teachers add more than two years of math learning.

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Florida Parents Fight Teachers Unions, Special Interests to Keep Their Children’s Scholarships

December 16 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

Judge sides with parents who want better options for their children.

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Common Core Truth Test

December 16 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

Seven things tricky politicians say to make you think they oppose national standards (but they really don’t).

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Factual Feminist: Why Did So Many Fall for the U Va Gang Rape Story?

December 16 2014
by Charlotte Hays

In one of the best and most fact-filled Factual Feminists yet, Christina Hoff Sommers explains why Rolling Stone’s shoddily reported U Va rape story, which unraveled very quickly, managed to be published in the first place. Glenn Reynolds also weighs in.

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ObamaCare Deadline Passes

December 16 2014
by Patrice J. Lee

Administration and states scramble to boost numbers.

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Fill’er Up!

December 16 2014
by Patrice J. Lee

Falling gas prices fuel holiday spending and fill up our wallets like a tax cut.

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Good News: Millennials Finding It Uncool to Work for Government

December 16 2014
by Patrice J. Lee

Young workers are recognizing that the government is not the best place for a tech-savvy, innovative generation.

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What an $18 Trillion Debt Hole Looks Like

December 15 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

..and how to get out for good.

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Education Should be Localized, Not Federalized

December 15 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

Congress should scrap the ESEA and restore control over education to parents.

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DOJ Campus Sexual Assault Study: The Administration's One-In-Five Statistic Appears to Be Waaaay Off Base

December 15 2014
by Charlotte Hays

Mark Perry’s post on a new study from the Justice Department on campus sexual assault carries a trigger warning.

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What Exactly Is the American Dream?

December 15 2014
by Jennifer Marsico

 A new AEI e-book has the answer.

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Internet Gets Reprieve from Greedy Taxman

December 15 2014
by Charlotte Hays

Fortunately, the Internet Tax Freedom Act was extended in Congress’ omnibus spending bill—but only until October and only with a price exacted by Senator Harry Reid and his taxing party.

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Douthat on "The Imitation of Marriage"

December 15 2014
by Charlotte Hays

Progressives encourage the struggling working class to imitate the worst, not the best, aspects of the lives of the married affluent.

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California Tuition Freeze Thaws

December 14 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

…and tempers flare in Sacramento and on campuses statewide.

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New Polls Show Dems Losing on Education

December 14 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

Americans want solutions, not excuses for the status quo.

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Sexual Violence Needs Sober Solutions

December 13 2014
by Vicki E. Alger

… not sensationalized statistics. 

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